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Preakness [ New Jersey ] July 18, 1780 . Is disappointed at scarcity of stores. Urges Board to continue efforts to procure more supplies. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I am honored with your letter of the 11th which gives me inexpressible concern. After having engaged with our Allies for a cooperation after having put the States to a very great expence stimulated the people to extraordinary exertions and raised extraordinary expectations it is mortifying to find that if every other circumstance should favour our wishes we are likely to be disappointed for...
I have been honored with yours of the 27th ulto with Copy of the estimate of Ordnance Stores laid before Congress with their Resolution thereon. I should be happy to see the quantity voted procured in time, but I very much fear that none of the Furnaces, to which General Knox is directed to apply, except Faesh’s, are in Blast, and should that be the case, it will be some Months before they can...
I have been honored with your favors of the 28th ulto. and 2d and 8th Inst. Inclosed you have an account of the places fixed upon for the deposit of the several Articles required from the States by the Act of Congress of the 25th Feby with the quantities to be laid up at each post—and also an account of the demand made by the Committee of Cooperation on the 2d June.—The last in a great measure...
I have had the honor of Your Letter of the 9th instant, inclosing one to the Board from Lt Colo. Forrest of the Maryland line. I have written to him on the subject of his applicationand ordered a Court Martial to sit for the trial of the Officer he has arrested and to transmit me the proceedings as soon as they are finished. The point mentioned by the Board respecting the Arms & accoutrements...
I have received the honor of Your Letters of the 7th & 9th Inst and, in consequence of the former I wrote to Sir Henry Clinton on the 11th for the permit You request. As soon as it comes to hand it shall be forwarded to the Board. It is much to be wished that circumstances would admit greater supplies being sent for the prisoners, as I am very apprehensive they are materially wanted....
I beg leave to inclose you the Commissions of Lts Emerson & Barton of the 11th Massachusetts Regiment which it seems are wrong. Mr Emerson is intitled to rank it is reported, from the 7th of November 1777 and Mr Barton also as a Lieutenant from the same date. It seems unfortunately that there are many Errors in the Captains & Inferior officers Commissions in this line, occasioned by the...
Preakness [ New Jersey ] October 21, 1780 . Asks Board to explain what is meant by “the line of the army.” Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Did the resolution of Congress of the 10th of April appear to me intirely without ambiguity or doubt, I should not hesitate to comply with the request of your letter of the 12th—But as in my opinion it admits different constructions, motives of delicacy refrain me from adopting one rather than another. What is meant by the line of the army has never been precisely defined or understood—the...
[ Totowa, New Jersey ] October 25, 1780 . Distrusts information that was given to board by a supposed British deserter who may well be a spy. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I am honored with your letter of the 18th. The enemy seem to be practicing the arts of corruption so extensively that I think we cannot be too much upon our guard against its effects nor ought we to neglect any clues that may lead to discoveries; but on the other hand we ought to be equally circumspect in admitting suspicions or proceeding upon them, without sufficient evidence. It will be the...
You will oblige me by forwarding the inclosed to Colo. Wood, as expeditiously as possible. It contains orders to send down Brigadiers Genl Spetch and de Gall of the Convention Troops, to whose exchanges sir Henry Clinton has consented. The Gentlemen are both old and infirm and it is therefore to be wished that they may accomplish their long Journey before the severity of the season sets in. I...
The following Officers Majors Tillard Woodson Darke Captains Wyllis Hays Holston Gilchrist Snead Culbertson Mc donald Lieus Lucket Finley Pendleton George
I am honored with yours of the 31st ulto in consequence of which I yesterday issued a General Order of which the inclosed is a Copy. I was induced to give so considerable an extent of time to the operation of the order, because many of the Officers who are the objects of it, are at a distance from the Main Army. I shall be obliged by your care of the inclosed for Major Genl Greene, Colo....
Your favor of the 9th did not reach me till yesterday at Noon. I immediately wrote to Sir Henry Clinton for the passport for the Sloop Carolina packet and dispatched the letter to Elizabeth Town this Morning by Express—The passport shall be transmitted to you the moment after I have received it. I have the honor to be with great Respect Gentn Your very hble Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I had the honor of receiving your favor of the 23d ulto while on my way to this place, at which I arrived last Evening. The Returns which you require from the Officers of Cavalry shall be immediately called for and transmitted when brought in. The passport for the Sloop Carolina packet only came to my hands this day. I am under the necessity of forwarding it by the Count de Custine; as the...
Inclosed you have Capt. Von Heers return of the Men—Horses, Accoutrements &ca in his troop—He will wait upon the Board himself and explain the Return, which is not very intelligible in its present form—I have directed Colo. Moylan to make his return immediately to you. Colo. Sheldons has not yet come to hand—I have your favr of the 9th. The passport for the Flag Vessel had been forwarded...
I have been honored with yours of the 16th. The Resolve which you inclosed, had been forwarded to me by His Excellency the president of Congress and General Knox was, in consequence, directed to appoint a Field Officer of Artillery to the duty recommended. Lt Colo. Forrest is the Officer. I have the honor to be &c. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I do myself the honor to inclose you the Returns of Colo. Sheldons Regt of Cavalry agreeable to your letter of the 23d Novemr last and have the honor to be with great Respect Gentn Yr most obt Servt You have also the Returns of Moylans. DLC : Papers of George Washington.
We have so constantly experienced the want of Hats, than which no part of dress is more essential to the appearance of a soldier, that I have been endeavouring to find out a substitute for them, which could be procured among ourselves—I have seen none so likely to answer the purpose, and at the same time of so military an air as a leather Cap which was procured in the year 1777 for the 6th...
New Windsor [ New York ] January 12, 1781 . Asks board to issue commissions to the officers appointed by Colonel Charles Armand in Armand’s corps. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Congress having authorised me to appoint officers for Col. Armands corps, I have given him directions for the purpose, as he is better acquainted than I am, with the characters, that will suit him. I am to request on his furnishing the Board with an arrangement that they will be pleased to issue Commissions. He expects to go to France and dispatch being necessary to his plan, I have thought...
Not having been as yet made acquainted with the mode proposed for remounting the Regiments of Dragoons, or whether it is expected that the Horses for this service will be furnished by the Continent, or the States to which the Regiments are now assigned. I could wish to be informed of the intentions of Congress, and that measures might be adopted to put the Cavalry on a respectable footing for...
I was duely honored with your favor of the 23d of January—The disturbances in some lines of the Army, and the remote situation of others, prevented the new arrangements from coming to hand so early and regularly, as they would otherwise have done—they are now chiefly got in, and you will find, under cover, those of the New Hampshire—Massachusetts—Rhode Island—Connecticut—New York—New Jersey...
I have directed B. Gen. Knox to have prepared at Philadelphia, with as much expedition as possible, a small battering train. He informs me that he shall send Lt Col. Stevens to Philadelphia for this purpose. I beg the favor that you will afford every assistance to Lt Col. Stevens which the means you may possess will admit, according to the orders given by General Knox. The success of the...
I have been honored with your favor of the 17th inst. I am so well convinced not only of the policy, but of the justice of giving support to a tribe, who have manifested so strong an attachment to us as the Oneida have done, that I shall endeavour to select, from our the scanty supply of Cloathing, such Articles as are least suitable, on account of their quality, for the troops, but which will...
Upon my return from Newport three days ago, I found your favor of the 3d. I look upon the procuring shoes and Accoutrements to be so much more essential than that of Caps that I would not wish the matters carried into execution while there is the least danger of its interfering with the manufacture of those necessary articles. I recommended the measure upon a presumption that there would be...
I have been honored with your favor of the 22d instant inclosing the heads of two plans for the incorporation of the departments of Qr Mr General and Commissaries General of purchases and Issues and that of the Commissary of prisoners in some degree, the whole to be under the direction of the Quarter Master General—If there is an absolute necessity for such a reform, I do not hesitate in...
The inclosed was delivered to me a few days ago by General Hand, being the first intimation I ever had upon the subject. It appears to me the powder had better be removed from Lancaster either to Philada or to some Magazine lower down the Country where it may be properly taken care of, for you must undoubtedly know that if the Casks be not turned every now and then the Nitre will subside and...
New Windsor [ New York ] April 13, 1781 . Asks Board to supply hard money to officers on Long Island who have been exchanged but are detained for lack of funds. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.